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Merchant seaman from Morpeth take on 100km challenge for military charity

A merchant seaman from Morpeth is training to compete in the 100k Yorkshire walk for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Adam Potts, 27, was convinced to take part in the ultra-challenge by his climbing and hillwalking partners. He explains: “They signed up just last year and asked me if I’d consider joining them. In the end it was an easy decision. I love any kind of new challenge, plus it’s a fantastic cause!”

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Women at War 100

On Friday 7 July 2017 at circa midday The Royal British Legion will mark the centenary of the formal recognition of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC), the first time women were fully enrolled in the UK Armed Forces, by holding a Drumhead Ceremony and Reception at The National Memorial Arboretum. This event will more widely commemorate the contribution of women who have served the Crown on operation or in uniform.

Open application will be encouraged via The Royal British Legion website for women who have served the Crown on operation or in uniform.

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Local studio support wounded veteran photography competition

Members of limbless veterans’ charity Blesma have been encouraged to submit images taken on anything from a mobile phone to a professional DSLR to a local professional photography studio for the chance to have their images displayed to the public.

The entries were judged by Chief Executive of Blesma, Barry Le Grys MBE, and head photographer at Verdi Studios, Kirsty Verdi.

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22nd June – invitation: ‘Considering military identity in transition to civilian life’

Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice at Sheffield Hallam University and Addaction are hosting a free symposium on military identity, at which they will be launching the evaluation of Addaction’s ‘Right Turn’ recovery project funded by the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT).

The ‘Right Turn’ veteran-specific model of support service delivery was developed by Addaction Sheffield, who identified that a number of their service users had been members of the Armed Forces and they often proved difficult to engage in mainstream services.

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The new Contact website is live and ready to help those in the military community seeking support for their mental health

Cobseo is proud to be a partner of Contact, a group of military charities and other entities working with the NHS and the MOD to simplify the way the military community can find support with their mental health and wellbeing.

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1 June 2017: Midlands Military Meet (M3) | Networking (Tri-Services) Birmingham Area

OA continues to support local networking events organised by our officer community for fellow officers:

Join us for a relaxed, informal and free networking event. If you are leaving the Services (Navy, Army or RAF) or alternatively want to support those that are, you are really welcome to attend.

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23rd May 2017: BNY Mellon Webinar – Returning Military Programme

BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, they deliver informed investment management and investment services through client-focused efforts in 35 countries and more than 100 markets.

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